New York City - West Village, Chelsea & the Meatpacking District (PDF Chapter)
This is the West Village, Chelsea & the Meatpacking District chapter from Lonely Planet’s New York City guidebook.
There’s a good reason why this area is known as the Village: it actually looks like one! Quiet lanes carve their way between brown-brick town houses offering endless strolling for locals ap-preciating good weather or tourists coming to see what the fuss is about.
- pack a picnic lunch from Chelsea Market and have a uniquely pastoral moment on the thin strand of green along the High Line as it soars above the gridiron
- check out the city’s brightest art stars at the Chelsea Galleries, such as Pace Gallery
- walk through Washington Square Park, pausing under the signature arch, then loiter at the fountain to eavesdrop on gossiping NYU kids
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping, Sports & Activities.
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